Local Scholarships

Organizations and clubs commonly update and publicize their scholarships in late winter or early spring each year. The deadlines for applications are often in February, March and April so that winners can be selected and scholarships awarded before the end of the school year. For any changes to the information below, or updates, contact the organizations offering the scholarships. Often, the scholarships' amounts and deadlines will vary each year.

The scholarships listed on this page are from local and regional organizations only. Multiple national and state opportunities exist as well.

For national scholarship resources, visit the U.S. Department of Labor Scholarship Search Tool.

For State of Ohio scholarship resources, visit Ohio Higher Ed State Grants & Scholarships page or call the OhioHigherEd College Access Information Hotline at 1-800-AFFORD-IT (233-6734).

Additionally, high school guidance offices and college institutions provide several opportunities to their students.

Akron Community Foundation - Multiple Scholarships

Unless otherwise noted, the following scholarship applications can be found through the Akron Community Foundation's Online Application System

Additional information and national scholarships can be found at www.akroncf.org/students.

AAUW of Medina County Scholarship Fund

Established by the American Association of University Women of Medina County to award scholarships to nontraditional female students. A "nontraditional" student is a woman whose undergraduate education has been interrupted or delayed.

Eligibility requirements:

  • At least 25 years old
  • Resident of Medina County
  • Enrolled in an accredited undergraduate college or university

Application deadline: April 9, 2022

GCEF Scholarship Fund

Established by the Gay Community Endowment Fund to provide scholarships for LGBTQ+ and allied students.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Student lives in Medina or its surrounding counties
  • Participation in organizations or initiatives that positively impact the LGBTQ+ community

Application deadline: April 30, 2022

Timothy L. Holston Scholarship Fund

Established to provide scholarships for Medina High School students.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Minority senior at Medina High School
  • Financial need

Amount: Varies

Application deadline: February 22, 2022

How to apply: Applications are available through the Medina High School guidance office. For more information, call the guidance office at 330-636-3200 or contact Kristen Cavalier at 330-636-3348 or cavalierk@medinabees.org.

Medina Sunrise Rotary Fund

Established by Medina Sunrise Rotary Club to provide scholarships for Medina County seniors.

Eligibility requirements

  • Excellent character
  • Good academic record
  • Active community volunteer

Amount: $1,000

How to apply: Contact Medina Sunrise Rotary Club Scholarship Chair David Loeper

Michelle M. Vasenda Fund

Established in memory of Michelle M. Vasenda, a career nurse who lost her battle to breast cancer in 2009. It was her vision to create a scholarship to help those committed to helping others.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Student applying to or enrolled in an accredited nursing program
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Substantial volunteer service with a cancer-related organization

Amount: $1,000

Application Deadline: May 1, 2022

Vincent Yambrovich Engineering Scholarship Fund

Established to provide scholarships for Buckeye High School seniors who plan to study engineering.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Senior at Buckeye High School
  • Resident of Litchfield Township
  • Planning to study engineering

Amount: Varies

Application deadline: Varies

How to apply: Applications are available through the Buckeye High School guidance office. For more information, call 330-722-8257.

Berea Business & Professional Women

$1,000 Jeanne Squire Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship for female applicants 25 years or older

Consideration for the Jeanne Squire Memorial Scholarship will be given to recipients who meet the following qualifications:

  • A resident of Cuyahoga, Lorain, or Medina Counties
  • Seeking entry or re-entry into the workforce
  • Pursuing a 2 year Associate Degree or 4 year Bachelor degree at a North Central Ohio ACCREDITED College or University (first time degrees)
  • Demonstrated financial need

Applications for the 2020 scholarship will begin to be accepted on January 1st, 2020. Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2020 to be considered.

For more scholarship details and application

Birthcare of Medina County

Birthcare Scholarship
You must be a client or client spouse of Birthcare within the current year. You must hold a GED or high school diploma. You must be a current resident of Medina County

Application forms are available in the Birthcare office beginning in January of each year, 620 E. Smith Road, Unit E-5A, Medina, or at www.birthcaremedina.org. Awards of at least $500 are given to applicants each year who meet the above criteria and are recommended for the award by the scholarship committee.

Application and information

Application deadline: Monday June 27, 2022

College Club West

Tuition grants "up to $2000 or more", offered to women whose official home residence is within the counties of Cuyahoga, Medina and Lorain counties. They must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in any area of study. The scholarships will be awarded to women 25 years of age and older based on financial need, goals and academic records.

Information and application materials

Application deadline: March 19, 2022

College Now Adult Learner Program

College Now provides scholarship opportunities to adult students age 19 and above who have interrupted their education for one year or more. Open to residents of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit or Trumbull Counties.

For full information, eligibility and online application: www.collegenowgc.org

Application deadline: March 30, 2022 

Friends of Brunswick Library

The Friends of Brunswick Library are offering a $500 Scholarship to "any student whose residence or employment is within the bounds of Brunswick Schools and who intends to pursue a master's degree in library science". The applicant must be a graduate with a four-year degree and be accepted into an accredited Master of Library Science program for the current academic period. Applications will be judged on academic credentials, financial need and professional goals.

For more scholarship details and application: Contact Nancy Ullman at 330 225-7699

Hinckley Women's Club Scholarships

The Hinckley Women’s Club is offering two (2) scholarships to eligible Hinckley residents for the fall of 2020. The scholarships, worth $1,000.00 each, can be used for books or tuition. The scholarship is open only to Hinckley residents currently pursuing a post high school training program, or to any resident planning to do so in the fall. Post high school training includes business school, technical school or college/university study. The scholarship will be presented to the recipients at the April 23, 2020 Hinckley Women’s Club meeting.

For full information, eligibility and online application: www.hinckleywomensclub.com

Application deadline: March 15, 2022

John S. Knight Memorial Journalism Fund

The John S. Knight Memorial Journalism Fund Inc. annually awards scholarships to college journalism, public relations and communications students, with preference given to students from Summit, Portage, Medina, Stark and Wayne counties.

This year, five students each will be awarded a $5,000 Knight scholarship. One will win a $5,000 Sauvageot public relations scholarship. Another student will receive $5,000 scholarship sponsored directly by the Akron Press Club.

Scholarship guidelines are as follows:

  1. The applicant must be active in any facet of journalism and/or public relations. Applicants must be in good academic standing at a college or university.
  2. The applicant should be a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior.
  3. Financial need will be considered.
  4. Previous John S. Knight or Ludel Sauvageot Scholarship winners will be considered

These are guidelines only, and are not intended to limit the discretion of the fund.

Download scholarship applications

Applications should be postmarked by March 4, 2022, and mailed to:

John S. Knight Scholarship Committee
Attn: Mark Turner
Akron Beacon Journal
44 East Exchange Street
P. O. Box 640
Akron, Ohio 44309-0640.

The Junior League of Cleveland

Awards of up to $5000. Applicant must be a non-traditional student, a woman not going directly to a four-year college immediately after high school graduation. Scholarship funds are available to assist with the cost of accredited instructional programs and/or workforce training programs. Applicant’s permanent residence must be in one of these Ohio counties: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina or Trumbull.

Further information and application

Application deadline: March 1, 2022

Ken Cleveland Scholarship

The Medina County business community believes getting a job out of high school should be celebrated and to do so, we are offering 8, $1,000 scholarships to be used for tools, uniforms/clothing, gas, or whatever a young person needs to launch their career.

The student must be graduating from a Medina County high school and getting a position with a Medina County company. We will be verifying with you their employment and their attendance record with the school.

Questions? Contact Kathy Breitenbucher at kathyb@medinacounty.org or 330-722-9295.

Apply for a scholarship

Application Deadline: May 10

Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Scholarship

College, vocational or technical school scholarship of $2,500. First place will be given for both a boys and girls division as well as runners-up in each division which will receive $1,500 scholarships. The scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors whose parents/guardians are members of the Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative and receiving electric at their primary residence from the Cooperative. The applications must have at least a 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average or better.

Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.
22898 West Road
Wellington, OH 44090
440-647-2133

Application deadline: January 14, 2022 at 4:00 pm

More scholarship details and applications

Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Children of Members Scholarship

Each year, Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative offers high school seniors whose parents or guardians are LMRE members the opportunity to compete for a college scholarship. Candidates submit an application, and finalists in the boys’ and girls’ divisions are interviewed by a panel of judges. The judges base their scores on the students’ poise, community and school involvement, academics, personality, and cooperative knowledge.

Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.
c/o Co-op Youth Programs
22898 West Road
P.O. Box 158
Wellington, OH 44090

Application deadline: January 14, 2022 at 4:00 pm

For more scholarship details and applications: www.lmre.org/content/children-members-scholarship

Cooperative Trade Scholarship

As part of our ongoing support for our youth programs, Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative (LMRE) is excited to announce a new $500 trade scholarship to high school seniors who are pursuing further education and are enrolled at a technical or trade school following graduation. Some examples of career courses that may qualify for the scholarship include industrial electricity, heating and air conditioning, masonry trades, and carpentry.

To qualify, applicants must be graduating seniors carrying a grade point average of 2.0 or above who reside in homes served by LMRE, and should include the completed form, as well as a copy of the applicant’s high school transcripts and a letter of recommendation.

Application deadline: January 14, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative
c/o Co-op Youth Programs
22898 West Road
P.O. Box 158
Wellington, OH 44090

For more scholarship details and applications:
www.lmre.org/content/cooperative-trade-scholarship

MC Chamber Charities Scholarship

High School Student Scholarship
Award Amount: Two Scholarships up to $1000 will be awarded to graduating seniors from a school district in Medina County. Students of the Medina County Career Center are also eligible to apply as well as homeschool students who reside in Medina County.

Non-traditional Student
Award Amount: One Scholarship up to $1000 will be awarded to residents who reside in Medina County school districts 24 years of age or older.

Deadline: April 13, 2022

For more information and applications

Medina County Art League Continuing Art Education Scholarship Awards

$1000 - First Place
$700 - Second Place
$550 - Third Place
$350 - Honorable Mention

Eligibility: All Medina County graduating seniors who are continuing their art education in college (as a major or a minor) following graduation. Portfolio required.

Application deadline: Portfolios should be delivered to the Medina County Public Library March 1-3, application, copy of college acceptance letter and list of works.

Scholarship details and applications

Medina County Arts Council Scholarship

The amount of the scholarship shall be a one-time amount $1000 to be used toward tuition, books, or other school fees. Eligibility: all Medina County graduating seniors who have been actively involved in the arts during high school and are continuing their education at a technical school, two-year, or four-year institution.

Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 p.m., March 15, 2021.

http://www.medinacountyartscouncil.org/scholarship

Medina County Auditor

Citizenship Scholarship
The County Auditor also offers another scholarship just for Brunswick High students, called the Citizenship Scholarship. It is a $500 scholarship to a Brunswick High School senior with a GPA of 3.0 or better. The student must reside in the Brunswick City School District and plan on attending a two- or four-year degree program from an accredited community, state or private college or university. The winning senior must complete an application form and write an essay on the following topic: "Tell us about an issue or event that caused you to contemplate injustice or unfairness in your world."

2022 Auditor Kovack's Brunswick Citizenship Scholarship application

Citizenship Scholarships page

Career Tech Scholarship
The Medina County Auditor's Office Career Tech Scholarship shall be awarded to three seniors graduating from a career technical training program at the Medina County Career Center, Wadsworth High School or a Medina County home schooler planning on further education in a career tech field. A transcript of grades must be included with the application. The amount of the scholarships shall be $500 each to be used toward tuition, books or other school expenses.

2022 Medina County Auditor Kovack's Career Tech Scholarship application

 

For more information, call 844-722-3800, ext. 9756. The deadline for submitting is March 25, 2022.

Medina County Bar Association Law Day Scholarship

The Medina County Bar Association has announced its 2021 Law Day Scholarship Contest. A $5000 one-time scholarship is available to one high school senior, residing in Medina County, Ohio who writes an outstanding essay on the theme of “Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom.”

Application and information

Application deadline: 4pm, Aril 23, 2021

Medina County Farm Bureau Scholarship

The Medina County Farm Bureau Scholarship was created to provide financial assistance for those citizens of Medina County who desire to further their education beyond high school level in the field of Agriculture, Horticulture, Farm Economics, Animal Husbandry, Soil & Water Conservation or Forestry. Applications from students of member families who are pursuing other fields of study will be considered also, but priority will be given to the listed fields. One Scholarship of $2,000.00; one scholarship of $1,500.00; three scholarships of $1,000.00 each; and two scholarships of $500 each will be awarded to students who meet the following criteria:

Medina County Farm Bureau
377 West Liberty Street
Wooster, OH 44691
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

More scholarship details and applications
Call the office at 330-263-7456 or e-mail your request at wcfb@sssnet.com. The forms must be filled out and returned to the county office by February 28, 2022.

Medina County Federal Credit Union - Multiple Scholarships

Bernard R. Spechalske Scholarship
$1500 for high school seniors (12th grade status).

Medina County Federal Credit Union Memorial Scholarship
$1500 for full-time students attending an institution of higher learning (college, trade school, etc.)

Deadline for these scholarships: 3/11/2022

More scholarship details and applications

Medina County Retired Teachers Association (MCRTA)

For graduates of Medina County, Ohio high schools who are majoring in education and will be a junior or senior in college.
Deadline: May 31, annually. More information and applications

Inquires/replies: Medina County Retired Teachers Association (MCRTA)
Kay Rasor
2235 Osage Trail
Wadsworth, Ohio 44281-8475
330 336-1703
grasor@neo.rr.com

Medina County Road Runners Scholarship

MCRR offers two $500 scholarships to students from Medina County. These are renewable every year for a total of four years of college.

The criteria are as follows:

Full information and scholarship materials

Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

Medina County Schools' Educational Service Center - Multiple Scholarships

Medina County Schools' Educational Service Center
124 West Washington Street
Medina OH 44256
Phone: 330 723-6393 Fax: 330 723-0573
Information and scholarship applications

The following scholarships are available through the Educational Service Center of Medina County office:

Delmar Graff Scholarship
All Medina County Public Schools Eligible
Due Date: March 23, 2022

Clearence H. Horn Scholarship
All Medina County Public Schools Eligible
Due Date: March 23, 2022

Harold A. and Louise C. White Scholarship
Medina County Local Schools Eligible
Due Date: March 23, 2022

Medina County Show Biz Company

Two $500 scholarships for two graduating seniors residing in Medina County and/or graduating from any Medina County high school, including home-schooled students, who are active in Medina County Show Biz Company, their respective high school, and/or community events, in any aspect of the performing arts. These would include but not be limited to art, dance, music, vocal, performing, technical theater, set design, makeup, costuming, lighting, sound, etc. More information and application.

Application deadline: March 31, 2022

General contact information:
Email secretary@medinashowbiz.org or call Larry Mohler at (330)723-2558.

Medina General Hospital - Multiple Scholarships

Medina General Hospital
1000 E. Washington St.
Medina, Ohio 44256-2170

Medina Hospital, the Hospital Foundation and the Medina Hospital Medical Staff assist students interested in a medical career through one of four scholarship programs made available for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. While eligibility details for each scholarship vary, general requirements include that the applicant must be a graduate of one of the seven Medina County school districts and are pursuing a healthcare career field of study. Students who are thinking of becoming doctors, nurses or members of allied health professions are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: March 16, 2022. Recipients will be contacted in May 2022.

Medina Hospital Medical Staff Scholarships
Ten Medina County students will receive awards of $2,500 each as they begin their studies in the medical field. Please visit the scholarship's page for details.

Medina Hospital and Medina Hospital Foundation Community Scholarships
Fourteen Medina County students will receive awards of $1,000 each as they begin their studies in nursing or an allied health curriculum. Please visit the scholarship's page for details.

William and Ruth Kelly Scholarships
Two Medina County student residents will receive awards of $1,000 each as they begin or continue their studies in a health related field. Please visit the scholarship's page for details.

Medina Gift Gallery Scholarships
Medina Hospital student volunteers or dependents of Medina Hospital caregivers will receive awards of $1,000 each. Please visit the scholarship's page for details.

 

The Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools

Over 200 scholarship opportunities ranging from $1000 to $11,750 at participating career colleges and schools. The primary objective of these scholarships is to provide students with the education and training necessary to obtain a job in an Ohio business or industry. Must be an Ohio high school senior graduating from any Ohio high school by April 8, 2022. You need a "C" average or better to apply. Students do not have to demonstrate financial need. Applicants must be nominated by a local civic or community leader or by a current member of the Ohio Legislature.

Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools
2109 Stella Ct, Suite 125
Columbus, OH 43215
Mailing Address:
PO Box 163723
Columbus OH 43216
Phone: 614-487-8180
Fax: 614 487-8190

For more scholarship details and application: www.omaccs.org

Ohio Education Association

Marilyn Cross Scholarship
The $2,000 scholarship is presented each year to an OEA member and career teacher enrolled in a graduate-level program directly linked to his/her current area of certification/licensure, and must demonstrate a need of financial assistance and a reasonable prediction of success in graduate work.

Application deadline: January 22, 2022

www.ohea.org/marilyn-cross-scholarship

OEA Headquarters
225 East Broad Street
P.O. Box 2550
Columbus, Ohio 43216
Main Phone Number: 614-228-4526

Ohio Township Association

Three $1500 scholarships for high school seniors. Student must live in one of Ohio's 1,308 townships. Scholarships are offered in two categories: Academic Achievement (one scholarship) and Local Government Achievement (two scholarships).

Application deadline: January 28, 2022

Ohio Township Association
6500 Taylor Road, Suite A
Blacklick, OH 43004-8570
Phone: 614-863-0045
(This is not the address to which the application is mailed.)

For more scholarship details and application: www.ohiotownships.org/scholarship-program

Sharon Women's Club

Betty J. Osborn $1000 Scholarship

Eligibility: current college students and high school seniors (male or female) bound for college or technical/vocational schools who are residents of Sharon Township.

Applications and information found at: Sharon Women's Club website.

Completed applications must be sent to:
Sharon Women’s Club
P.O. Box 45
Sharon Center, OH 44274
Deadline: April 17, 2022

Highland Career Tech Scholarship

Eligibility: Current students (male or female) at the Medina County Career Center who will earn a two-year career passport and are graduating seniors from Highland High School may apply.

Applications and information found at: Sharon Women's Club website.

Completed applications must be sent to:
Sharon Women’s Club
Attn: , Highland Career Tech Scholarship
P.O. Box 45
Sharon Center, OH 44274
Deadline: April 11, 2022

Stephen F. Joseph Memorial 4-H Scholarship

Amount: Up to $1000 annually, or more, for as long as funds are available to the students(s) who best meet the award criteria. Selection criteria: Academic achievement, citizenship and community service, leadership, 4-H involvement. Applicant must be a Medina County high school senior or college freshman.

For more scholarship details and applications

Application deadline: April 15